For centuries, the United States has attempted to suppress sexual deviation. Prostitution, brothels, etc were seen as sinful things that tear a man away from his family. The moral blames (drinking, sex, etc) were placed on criminals in the beginning. Women who are involved in such an industry are stigmatized and especially they are exploited in a variety of different ways. Solov’ev (2014) surveyed attitudes about prostitution using social networks and found that thirty four percent of the respondents had a negative attitude toward prostitution, but indicated that they understood that life can sometimes push someone into the industry.
The areas in which prostitutes work depend on the type of prostitutes, they are. All sex workers have many factors, that causes them to become involved with expressing their sexual desire to prostitute themselves or allow others to “pimp” them. Although there are “classes” in prostitution, they all show signs of [deviance] behavior (Chambliss & Hass, 2012). Skeezer is a slang term for the lowest type of prostitute. This term is not affixed to the male prostitute, but to the young female prostitute.
Most often, the decision to become a prostitute is made out of necessity. Often women have no other way of making money and they lead such troubled lives that they think this will help get them out of their destitute state. Unfortunately, this decision often comes with the loss of freedom due to a woman’s pimp representation and the control the pimp has on their day to day lives. Prostitutes are often abused by their pimps and sometimes forced into induced and pressured drug addiction, (sometimes taking drugs to mask the pain of the duties of their sex job) not to mention they are more often than not plagued with sexually transmitted diseases. According to research and clinical findings done by Melissa Farley, Ph.D. regarding violence in all types of prostitution, 95% of those in prostitution experienced severe sexual harassment and 80% to 90%
Harmful situations can occur when with a client. When a clients doesn’t get his/her way physical violence can come upon them. “A number of authors have documented and analyzed the sexual and physical violence that is the normative experience for women in prostitution” (Farley, Lynne, and Cotton 243). Women in the sex industry are working in such high level of violence and it’s easy for someone to assault them especially if one can’t defend themselves. Prostitutes are not safe but this is there only source of income so it’s hard for them to quite.
(Klinger) The fear of arrest keeps these women from asking for help from authorities which makes them prime targets for physical violence, rape, and murder... ... middle of paper ... ...rrence of “regulars” and spend more time with their clients. Some of these clients have said “time with a call girl is superior to the dating scene”. This is helpful when it comes to my “no ability/want for a mate” argument. Monto, Martin A. "Why Men Seek out Prostitutes."
Legalizing prostitution means creating a system of regulation with government control. Decimalization means removing all laws against prostitution. There are many different types of sex workers, for example there are brothel workers, street walkers, and call girls (Fuchs, Erin). Street workers are the ones that are the most exploited and exposed to rough and dangerous working conditions (Fuchs, Erin). They make next to nothing and the money that is made is often taken by pimps or traffickers (Sullivan, Barbara).
Analyzing Prostitution Sociological Concepts Prostitution is a form of job that is looked down upon in society; it is even illegal in most Western culture and other cultures around the world. Yet there are so many active prostitutes in the U.S and so many customers providing the prostitute a job and income. Although there are a few prostitutes that choose this source of a job because they enjoy it; most are either driven into this form of a job because of their low-income situation or because they are pushed by society or a pimp. In some places like German and some Asian countries prostitution is legal but, yet it’s still looked down upon by society. Sex in most culture and society is looked at as a sacred act and should be saved for marriage
Pimps will force these girls or women to perform the sexual acts taken place in Prostitution and then they take the money given. These pimps don’t tend to get much punishment because the women did the act of prostitution. Alex K. Rich expresses that prostitution needs to be more policed since there are so many loopholes. He goes further to say, “The bulk of the punishment, however, needs to be directed at those who have forced these women into prostitution and controlled them at every turn, namely the pimps and customers. One solution to the problem of prostitution is across-the-board enforcement of laws that prohibit or even criminalize the actions of pimps, customers, and prostitutes while providing rehabilitation opportunities and federal aid for former prostitutes”(Rich).
Many people have trouble finding intimate partners for casual sex, and those are the people who may need prostitution most: disabled, handicapped, disfigured or the obese. Nobody can help the way they were born, sexually diminished due to their repulsiveness . Prostitution would be in fact, helping the homely and the handicapped, nobody should be denied the chance to have intercourse. Some side effects from legalizing prostitution may be
We can not live in the society where highly recommend and respect woman, while legalized prostitution. Because they are contradictory and opposing each other. Furthermore, the violence that women were subjected to was an undercover part of the prostitution and sexual exploitation. Violence was used to initiate some women into prostitution and to break them down so that they would do the sexual acts. After initiation, at every step of the way, violence was used for sexual gratification of the pimps, as a form of punishment, to threaten and intimidate women.